© Daily Herald staff
A pair of Prince Albert residents face drug-related charges after a traffic stop in Duck Lake on Thursday led to a search of a home in Prince Albert.
The Prince Albert and Saskatoon teams from the Saskatchewan Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) arrested three people during a traffic stop performed for suspected cocaine possession.
That led to a search warrant being executed in the 600 block of 14th Street West in Prince Albert.
Police seized approximately one ounce of cocaine, 80 hydromorphone pills, two canisters of bear spray and a large number of pills that have yet to be identified.
Additional charges may be laid if the unknown pills are illegal.
Police also seized a 1998 Ford F150 as offence-related property.
One of the three people who were arrested was later released.
The other two remain in custody for a scheduled court appearance on Friday morning.
Robert Eldon McGaughey, 41, of Prince Albert, is charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of hydromorpone for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, and three counts of breach of an undertaking.
Marie Pauline McCallum, 49, of Prince Albert, is charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of hydromorpone for the purpose of trafficking.
CFSEU is an investigative body comprised of personnel from the Regina Police Service, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Prince Albert Police Service and the Saskatoon Police Service. It’s funded by the province to expose, investigate, disrupt, dismantle and prosecute organized crime enterprises.